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Artifakt Lo-fi Elements

Artifakt Lo-fi Elements

Regular price $349.00 USD
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Pedal Features

7 different effect engines on the face of the pedal: Radio, Tape, μVerb, Crush, Ladder, Vinyl and Glitch.

16 presets accessible via the pedal controls (128 presets available via MIDI).

Dual footswitches that engage/ bypass, scroll presets, and perform a variety of other engine specific functions.

Stereo Inputs and Outputs

External expression control

Choose from Active Analog or True Bypass

Nuero Editor Features

Deep sound editing capabilities with Neuro 3, Source Audio’s free effects editing and preset downloading software.

Download sounds from Source Audio’s growing library of over 10,000 factory and Neuro Community presets.

USB-C port for connecting to Neuro 3.0, Source Audio’s preset downloading and effect editing software.

MIDI Features

16 presets accessible via the pedal controls (128 presets available via MIDI).

Full MIDI control via the 3.5mm TRS MIDI In and Thru jacks.

Specifications

Power consumption: 200mA (1.8 watts.)

Pedal Dimensions: L: 4.5 in./11.4 cm. x W: 2.75 in./7 cm. x H: 2 in./5.1 cm. (including knobs).

Pedal Weight: 1 lb./0.45 kg.

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Lo-fi Engine

The Artifakt Lo-fi Elements is the first pedal of its kind, a comprehensive collection of all the hazy, scratchy, wobbly, and broken tones that epitomize the term 'lo-fi'." Like a mega-delay or mega-reverb, Artifakt is a “one-stop shop” for all the most sought-after lo-fi effects including old vinyl replications, tape modulation and saturation, bit crushing, sample rate reduction, dark reverb and echo, filtering, compression, glitch, and more. Source Audio has dedicated much of the past three years to meticulously honing each of these sounds as well as engineering an entirely new hardware design with an easy-to-use interface that places the pedal’s full capabilities at your fingertips.


Navigating through the seven positions of Artifakt’s effect selector knob unleashes a symphony of sonic transformations, each akin to engaging a new pedal with its own unique brand of lo-fi. The first effect on the dial is Radio, tune into its crackling nostalgic tones where static frequency filtering and noise generation evoke the charm of a vintage radio struggling to dial in a signal. The Tape engine conjures the sound of vintage tape machines by blending subtle compression, overdrive, tape flutter, and pitch modulation to invoke effects like slapback, chorus, doubling, and tape saturation. μVerb is a primitive reverb effect with bouncing echoes similar to the reverb on 8-bit gaming systems. The Crush effect voyages the realm of bit-depth quantizing and sample rate reduction, all finely sculpted with the resonance of a MoogTM-style ladder filter. Ladder, inspired by the revered R-2R ladder filter, offers both envelope and LFO modulation control for classic and dramatic filter sweep effects. Vinyl faithfully emulates the crackle and pop of vintage records, from pristine 180-gram vinyl to well-loved gramophone platters. Glitch adds an unpredictable edge, capturing fragments of your performance and hurling them back at random speeds and pitches.


Pairing the Artifakt Lo-fi Elements with Source Audio’s completely reimagined and reengineered Neuro 3 software elevates an already great pedal to new heights. Access free, stage-ready presets from Neuro’s expanding library of factory and Neuro Community presets. Explore Neuro’s extensive editing capabilities to blend and experiment with the various lo-fi elements mentioned earlier—it's a limitless
effects palette for crafting unique lo-fi sounds. Artifakt also boasts stereo inputs and outputs, full MIDI control via the 3.5mm TRS in and thru jacks, dual footswitches, 128 presets, and more.

"RADIO"

The Radio engine utilizes static frequency filtering and an LFO-controlled noise generation to recreate the sounds of half-busted vintage radios.  It also uses a faint ring modulator to generate the whizzing and whirring of a distant radio tower that is nearly out of range.

"TAPE"

Explore the many gorgeous effects created with vintage tape machines. Dial in classic sounds like  tape saturation, tape flutter, pitch modulation and slapback effects. The Tape engine also recreates many higher fidelity effects like chorus, doubling and flanger.

"µVERB"

A primitive reverb effect that uses delay plus diffusion. Similar to how reverb effects were simulated on 8-bit gaming.  The µVerb is also comparable to the Belton-Brick approach to creating dark, spring-like reverb simulations.

"CRUSH"

Explore the nasty side of digital audio! Deplete your signal’s fidelity beyond all recognition with Bit Crushing's brutal fuzz tones and Sample Rate Reduction's robot dance party. Mix them both together and even add a bit of chorus with the Option switch. 

"LADDER"

Explore the glorious filter sweep so oft heard in pop music using the Ladder filter, a sound not unlike the massive Moog MF-101.  The filtering can be static, envelope controlled (reactive to your picking style), LFO controlled, or swept using an expression pedal.

"VINYL"

Drop the needle on yesteryear.  This effect uses filtering techniques, skip noises, and a customized LFO pitch vibrato to simulate the sound of an aging but well-loved vinyl record.

"GLITCH"

In its default mode, the Glitch engine captures a bit of your signal and re-plays it at random rates and intervals. The Glitch is controlled by an envelope, so glitch effects will start whenever you stop playing.  When you start again, the looped sample shuts down and goes back into record mode.

"KEEP EXPLORING"

Pairing the Artifakt Lo-fi Elements with Source Audio’s completely reimagined and reengineered Neuro 3 software elevates an already great pedal to new heights. Access free, stage-ready presets from Neuro’s ever expanding library of factory and Neuro Community presets. Or explore and experiment with ALL of Artifakt's lo-fi elements with Neuro’s powerful editing tool.

 

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